Night of 100 Stars & Derby Prelude Party

What do Jeff Goldblum, Daniel Baldwin, Bo Derek, Tia Carrere, Richard Dreyfuss, Julianna Margulies and Lou Diamond Phillips have in common — besides being on the list of our favorite actors?  They have all been invited guests to the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Super agent Norby Walters reprises his role as Producer and Dinner Chairman for the 24th Annual Stars Oscar Gala on Sunday, March 2, 2014, and, of course, the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel will again provide the venue.

Patrick Warburton, Norby Walters, Eric Roberts at Night of 100 Stars

Patrick Warburton, Norby Walters, Eric Roberts at Night of 100 Stars

As The Daily News reported: “This is the number one Oscar party, just for the sheer number of celebs attending”.  And, we certainly agree.  What could be better than dining on gourmet fare, including an open bar with the finest wines& liquors, and schmoozing with the most celebrated guests in town?

There are a limited number of tickets available for this star-studded extravangza at $1,000 per seat.  For further information, check out their website  Or better yet, contact Norby Walters at 310-446-5416. Hope to see you there!

Quinton Aaron  & Tonya York Dees at Derby Prelude Party

Quinton Aaron & Tonya York Dees at Derby Prelude Party

At another soiree, Hollywood joined forces with true Southern hospitality to celebrate the spirit of the Kentucky Derby, for a night of philanthropy, wining and dining atop the London West Hollywood, for the annual unbridled Derby Prelude Party.  This event was the kickoff to the Kentucky Derby that takes place the first Saturday in May, at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

This event benefited Blessing a Backpack, a non-profit organization that feeds a child in the program for one year for only $100!  This program supports elementary school children whose families qualify, and who have minimal food on weekends.  The event was founded and presented by the gorgeous sisters Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day, with Presenting Sponsor, Humana Vitality.  A cadre of celebs from film & TV, as well as acclaimed jockeys and athletes were in attendance.  Among these were Taye Diggs, Anthony Anderson, Quinton Aaron, Judd Nelson, and several Derby winning jockeys, including Mike Smith and three- time Derby winner, Gary Stevens.

Sisters, Tonya York Dees & Tammy York Day

Sisters, Tonya York Dees & Tammy York Day

The Unbridled Eve Derby Gala will be held on Friday, May 2nd. at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville; and the 140th Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.  Time to buy myself a new chapeau, and strut my stuff in the old South this Spring!

Logo for Night of 100 Stars - celebrating 24th Year

Logo for Night of 100 Stars – celebrating 24th Year

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  • Oscar Salute 2014

    Night of 100 Stars is a great party but don’t forget about its After Party! Recognized as being one of the top Oscar events to attend, the 4th Annual Salute to the Stars has taken over the rooftop of the W Hotel in Hollywood this year. Expected guests and performers include Todd Morse, Taylor Hicks and the Eurythmic’s Dave Stewart. See for tickets!